Angelica Ross is an American actress, businesswoman and transgender rights activist.
She gained prominence for her role as Candy Ferocity in the FX television series, Pose, which explores the ballroom culture of New York City in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Ross’s portrayal of Candy, a transgender woman navigating the challenges of the time, earned her critical acclaim and helped bring greater visibility to the transgender community in the entertainment industry.
In addition to her acting career, she is a prominent advocate for transgender rights.
Ross has spoken out about the importance of representation and inclusion in the media and has used her platform to raise awareness about the issues faced by the transgender community.
She has also been involved in various initiatives and organizations that work towards advancing transgender rights and equality.
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As mentioned above, Ross is a trans woman who was born on November 28, 1980, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and raised in nearby Racine.
She has been a vocal advocate for transgender rights and is the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a firm that helps employ transgender people in the tech industry.
Ross has also been recognized for her work in the LGBTQ+ community, including being named one of the Financial Times’ Top 10 LGBT+ Executives in 2018.
She has had several notable roles in film and television, including becoming the first transgender woman to have two regular series roles after joining the cast of American Horror Story: 1984 in 2019.
Ross has also appeared in the television series Pose and Claws.
In 2022, she made history as the first openly transgender woman to play a leading role on Broadway.
Ross has been open about her experiences as a trans woman, including being misgendered and mistreated on the set of Claws.
She has also spoken about the history of the word “transgender” and the importance of trans and queer joy as a revolutionary act.
In 2021, Ross made headlines when she left her fiancé after eight years because she refused to keep her transgender identity quiet to “protect him”.